From June 15 to 19, IOM has served nearly 7,000 people fleeing the recent violence in Mosul and the surrounding governorates. Working around the clock, the Organization provided much needed assistance together with local authorities and the UN Country Team.
Various refugee groups in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya celebrated World Refugee Day on 20 June 2014. The camp is unique in that it is currently home to people of different nationalities and ethnicities such as South Sudanese, Somalians, Ethiopians, Congolese and Burundians.
IOM provides transport assistance for vulnerable people who lack the means to get home. A break in the transportation pipeline could be a serious humanitarian situation on the border.
IOM, through the funding of the US State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) provides school transportation for Syrian refugee children in Iraq.
Papua New Guinea, one of the world’s least-explored countries, is home to about 8 million people, 80 per cent of whom live outside urban centres.
On February 18th, IOM assisted 159 adults, 74 children, and 12 infants travelling from Beirut, Lebanon to Hannover, Germany ‘as part of the Humanitarian Admissions Programme (HAP) of the German Government for Syrian Refugees.
For remote communities living in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady delta, access to adequate health care is a constant challenge. The geography of the region means that transport is only possible by boat through intricate channels in the mangrove forest.
Between November 2013 and January 2014, IOM Uganda was able to help 4,600 expelled migrants from Tanzania by giving them hygiene, sanitation, food, shelter and medical assistance.
At the request of the Government of Chad, IOM and its humanitarian partners are providing post-arrival emergency assistance to migrants being returned by the Government.
On February 1, IOM helped 314 Chadians leave the Central African Republic (CAR) and return home safely to Chad. Since January 11, 2014, the Organization has helped a total of 4,792 third country nationals (TCNs) to return to their home countries.
IOM and the Government of Japan continue to partner to provide ongoing relief to Syrian refugees. Last December 2013, the Government of Japan responded to a request from IOM and announced that they would be providing 800 tents and 10,000 jerry cans to Syrian refugees in Iraq
On 14 November 2013, the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, officially requested IOM to provide post-arrival and reintegration assistance to Ethiopian returnees from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).